Bryce Canyon National Park

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BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Located in Southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is known for being home to the largest collection of hoodoos (spire-shaped rock formations) in the world. There is no place like Bryce Canyon. A main highlight is Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path that features overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. This geological and naturally biodiverse park transcends 2000 feet elevation and has in three distinct climatic zones: spruce/fir forest, Ponderosa Pine forest, and Pinyon Pine/juniper forest. There are over 100 species of birds, dozens of mammals, over 1000 plant species. The park is also rich in Native American heritage and pioneer history. Activities include day hikes and backcountry hiking, horseback riding, moonlit guided hikes and star gazing, winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, a variety of ranger programs and special annual events such as the astronomy festival and geology festival. Camping and overnight lodging is available in the park, plus, there is a shuttle service. Named after the Mormon Pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon was established as a National Park on February 25, 1928.

 

Location & Local Communities: Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Bryce, Utah, and is about 70-80 miles from Zion National Park, approx. 35 miles from Cedar Breaks National Monument, approx.15 miles from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and approx. 110 miles from Capitol Reef National Park. Local and regional gateway communities including: Panguitch (approx. 23 miles), Kanab (approx. 75 miles), Cedar City (approx. 80 miles), St. George (approx. 140 miles). Nearest major airports are Las Vegas (LAS), Nevada and Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah, each approx. 270 miles from the park.

For more information call (435) 834-5322 or visit www.NPS.gov/brca.  

 

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